Township: Crossapol

Map Reference: Crossapol 300

Name Type: township

Meaning: See Crossapoll in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Krossbol - The map MVLA INSVLA in the Atlas of Scotland, Atlas Novus, by Joan Blaeu, 1654. These maps were largely based on work by Timothy Pont who mapped Scotland between 1583 and 1596. NLS, 123.

Crossapol - Tiree Rental 1747.

Crossapol - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.

Crossapol - Typed List of Inhabitants of Tyree and their Age in September 1779.
Taken from an unknown publication, 1998.201.1

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Information:Extracts from 'The Gaelic Otherworld' by John Gregorson Campbell, Edited with commentary by Ronald Black, (Edinburgh; Birlinn, 2005):

Davie, a south country ploughman or grieve, was brought to Tiree about the beginning of the present century by then the chamberlain or ‘baillie’ of the island. Ploughing one day on Crossapol farm, he saw before him in the furrow a very little man. Not understanding that the diminutive creature was a Fairy, Davie cried out in broken Gaelic, “What little man are you? Get out of that.”

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Languages : Gaelic